What is Wrong With America in 2009?

Problems in the USA

Okay here goes, this is my soapbox. I have quietly tried to be a good citizen of the world, fully expecting the world and the United States to eventually fix the problems that perplex its citizens daily. How hard can it be to solve these issues when 90% of the free world knows what the solutions are? Here are a few of my opinions.

The United States

What has happened to our great country? Many people will blame the current situation on our current President Obama or our previous president George W. Bush. The problems lie much deeper than that. Take a look at how our government works today. I am pretty sure our fore fathers are rolling over in their graves right about now seeing what todays political parties have done to our country. Democrats and Republicans. I thought we were suppose to be one country indivisible under God. Democrats and Republicans today live to destroy the other party. It is time to get rid of Political affiliations and simply elect the best individuals for these offices. Obama like Bush has some good ideas, but by the time his party has altered his ideas what is left is simply each politician getting the most for his political party. It is time to stop this tunnel vision. Nancy Pelosi makes me sick, as do Republican leaders on the far right. Far right, far left, it is time to meet in the middle.

What is the solution?

That is the million dollar question. Remember this, all great empires eventually fall into decline. I just hope this is not the beginning of ours. We are after all the country with the biggest target on its chest. The country every other country loves to hate. Enough is enough, if they don't want to play ball with us, we need to get off the court. That brings me to another problem, we are way to dependent on other countries for our resources. That didn't use to be the case. Now we hardly have any farmers left producing crops on American soil. Most of our factories have moved overseas, taking good jobs with them. The United States is slowly being sold to other countries. We are going to wake up one day and wonder what the hell happened to the good ole US of A. Citizens of America you need to wake up before its too late, stop being complacent. Get involved, contact your local Senators and Representatives, tell them you have had enough. Do something before its too late and pray that its not already too late! Thats just my two cents.

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someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

The hub title focusing on 2009.

I don't see how you can help very many people. It seems to me that what your really concerned about is another economic collaspe.If that's the case it's way overdue.

I find it encouraging that you took the time to write about your concerns.Have you sent a link of your hub to your congressmen?

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Louisiana Jobs 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

To someonewhoknows,

You must be a politician, my opinion seems to have struck a chord with you. LOL. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and yes I do voice mine every now and then. Most congressional representatives do have email addresses where you can voice your concerns, but many times the only people that see those are their staff. It just seems to me that most Americans are complacent until something affects them personally (me included).

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Thumbs up! Great hub. I agree.

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